Parupalli Kashyap pulled his calf muscle as he retired mid-way on Wednesday.© Twitter
India’s Parupalli Kashyap made an early exit from the Thailand Open Tremendous 1000 event after he was pressured to retire halfway in his opening-round match towards Jason Anthony Ho-Shue of Canada right here on Wednesday. Kashyap, a former Commonwealth Video games champion, was trailing 8-14 within the third recreation when he selected to retire as he pulled his calf muscle. He had misplaced the primary recreation 9-21 earlier than making a comeback to take the second 21-13. Within the males’s doubles, Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty got here from behind to defeat the South Korean pair of Kim Gi Jung and Lee Yong Dae 19-21 21-16 21-14.
The 2 have been delighted by the win over their idol. “Lee Yong Dae was an idol for each of us after we have been began, so it was wonderful taking part in him immediately, and we’re completely satisfied to get the win,” Satwiksairaj mentioned.
“Our technique was to assault as a lot as doable, however to not hurry. We gave up some factors within the first recreation by hurrying an excessive amount of. However we at all times knew what we needed to do.” Chirag added.
Nonetheless, it was curtains for Arjun Madathil Ramachandran and Dhruv Kapila, who misplaced to the Malaysian duo of Ong Yew Sin and Teo Ee Yi 21-13, 8-21, 22-24.
The blended doubles pair of N Sikki Reddy and Sumeeth Reddy B additionally didn’t cross the opening hurdle, dropping to Chung Man Tang and Yong Suet Tse 20-22, 17-21.
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